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2019 Featured Speakers

Ciaran Martin

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CEO, National Cyber Security Centre
Ciaran Martin was the director general for government and industry cyber security at GCHQ, before becoming CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre in February 2016.  Ciaran is also a member of the GCHQ board and spent three years as head of security and intelligence at the Cabinet Office.
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Mark Walmsley

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CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mark is a legally trained and highly motivated Chief Information Security Officer who has benefited from working in client facing, strategic and operational/project roles.  The majority of his professional career has focused on understanding and managing risk including physical, behavioural and technical challenges.  He is an analytical, forward thinking strategist focusing on information security and using...
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Nick Nagle

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CISO, Condé Nast International
Nick is an Information Security Professional, CISSP, CISM, CISA & CeH certified, providing information security management, architecture and technical consultancy.  He is experienced in leading the design, implementation and maintaining of security projects, services and frameworks within international organisations. Nick has a proven track record for the effective deployment, management and maturing of both information...
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Paul Taylor

Partner and UK Lead for Cyber in the Boardroom, KPMG
Paul has led the delivery of some of the most demanding national security programmes in the UK, operating at the very highest levels of government. He is uniquely qualified to understand the evolving threat environment, as well as having an exceptional track record of driving and delivering change in complex organisations. As a Fellow of...
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Paul Watts

CISO, Dominos Pizza
Paul has worked in Information and Cyber Security for over thirteen years of a twenty-three year career in IT.  He has held senior Information Security Leadership roles in sectors including UK Critical National Infrastructure, Retail, Finance and Media and currently heads up the security operation for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC, who operate the Domino’s brand...
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Thom Langford

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CISO, Publicis Groupe
As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for  business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often...
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2019 Speakers

Adam Anderson

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Founder/CSO, Element Security Group
Author of “The Monster Within: Cyber Crime isn’t about computer science, it’s about behavioural science” and “Built To Survive: Preparing to RECOVER and THRIVE after a Cyber Attack“, Adam Anderson is an entrepreneur, ex-NSA agent, consultant, author, trainer and cyber security expert. Adam’s 15 years of entrepreneurial start-up experience and his knowledge Enterprise Cyber Defence gives...
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Allan Alford

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CISO, Mitel
Allan is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mitel, formerly CISO at Forcepoint and at Polycom. In his CISO roles Alford has managed enterprise security as well as compliance with various frameworks such as GDPR, NIST SP800-171 and ISO 27001. With more than 30 years of IT and Engineering security experience, Allan has a strong...
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Andy Wall

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Chief Security Officer, Office for National Statistics
Andy Wall is a Cyber, Information Security and Assurance Leader with over 25 years’ experience within global and national commercial organisations and UK Government providing business focused security advice and management. In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics he is developing new approaches to secure the operations...
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Angeline Hayles-Henderson

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Solicitor - Data Protection/Privacy and Information Law, Birmingham City Council
Angeline is a Solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience in Information and Data Protection Law Practice. She has an acute interest in the privacy issues presented by emerging technologies and the effectiveness or otherwise of the Legal Frameworks that underpin them. Having honed her Data Protection expertise primarily in Local Government, Angeline’s current role...
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Bridget Kenyon

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Global CISO, Thales eSecurity
Bridget is a highly motivated information security leader, experienced in strategy, planning, managing staff, running security reviews, designing policy, and handling security incidents. Her experience includes the greenfield development of Information Security Management Systems (based on ISO/IEC 27001), the initiation and project management of information security risk assessments, and the design and implementation of many...
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Ciaran Martin

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CEO, National Cyber Security Centre
Ciaran Martin was the director general for government and industry cyber security at GCHQ, before becoming CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre in February 2016.  Ciaran is also a member of the GCHQ board and spent three years as head of security and intelligence at the Cabinet Office.
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Craig Rice

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Chief Security Officer, Pay.UK
Craig is the Chief Security Officer of Pay.UK, the organisation that has amalgamated the UK retail payments systems into one company. He previously held the same role for Bacs, FPS and C&CCC. Prior to that he joined the Payments Council in October 2013, subsequently Payments UK, after a variety of appointments in the intelligence and...
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Dave Palmer

Director of Technology, Darktrace
Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of...
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David Atkinson

CEO, Senseon
David has over fifteen years’ experience working within the UK’s specialist military units and Government environments, making him one of the best trained government cyber operatives. He was responsible for designing, delivering and managing a range of specialist techniques and innovative technology to support cyber operations and information security challenges at both the strategic and...
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David Topping

COO, BlueSky
David is a co-author of both the THINGUIDE to Cyber Security, and BS10010 (Information Classification, Marking and Handling) a consultant, speaker, and commentator on Cybersecurity and GDPR. In a long IT career in companies such as BT, IBM and Scala, David has developed an extensive understanding of enterprise data software, information taxonomy and the use,...
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Deborah Haworth

CISO, Penguin Random House UK
With twenty years an information security professional, Deborah has been at the sharp end of changing attitudes to this discipline. With experience across multiple industries, and a gift for telling it how it is, Deborah celebrates the highs, revels in lessons learned and is not afraid to face the pain points of 2018 to date....
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Dr Jose Such

Director of the EPSRC-NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR), King's College London
Dr Such is Reader (Associate Professor) in Security and Privacy in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, Director of the King’s EPSRC-NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR), and Champion of the Security Hub at the Department of Informatics. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer at King’s from Sept 2016 to...
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Dr Maria Grazia Vigliotti

Founder & Director, Sandblocks Consulting
Dr Maria Vigliotti is a leading expert with vast experience in security, cryptography, blockchains, and ​training in academic and non-academic environments.  She has several years of experience in formal verification of code for concurrent systems in safety and critical applications in the nuclear industry and academia. Maria has led the development of the Cyber security strategy...
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Dr. Sandra Bell

Head of Resilience Consulting, Sungard AS
A risk and resilience professional with over 30 years’ experience of the design and management of strategic, business friendly resilience, security, continuity and risk solutions in public and private sectors. Experience ranges from: the management of security and the protection of data within the UK’s main business process outsourcer to the financial and government sectors;...
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Geoff McDonald

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Co-Founder, Minds@Work
After 25 years with Unilever, Geoff left his role as Global VP of HR to devote his energy to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empower organisations to put purpose at their core and play...
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Ian Burgess

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Head of Cyber Security, UK Finance
Ian leads on the work to create the Financial Sector Cyber Collaboration Centre for UK Finance, which represents nearly 300 of the leading firms providing finance, banking, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. Working with the UK’s financial sector Critical National Infrastructure organisations as well as the Bank of England, National Cyber...
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James Hatch

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Director - Cyber Security, BAE Systems
James Hatch is Director of Cyber Services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He leads BAE Systems advisory and technical services in cyber security across Europe. This business covers all industry sectors but with a particularly strong presence in financial services, telecommunications, energy and central government. The services provided cover security strategy, assessment, improvement and integration....
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James Warriner

EMEA Channel Sales Manager, BitSight
James is a cyber security professional focused on helping organisations make informed and effective decisions concerning cyber security risk. James has over 30 years experience in IT and security having started his career in the research and development of safety and business critical systems for BAE Systems (formerly GEC Avionics) and IBM. As EMEA Channel...
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Jeremy Swinfen Green

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Head of Consulting, TEISS
Jeremy Swinfen Green is Head of Training and Consulting at Teiss Cyber Security. During over 25 years’ experience with digital business, Jeremy has worked in strategy, advertising, customer experience, training and content marketing. He specialises in how “human factors” affect cyber security and was a very early proponent of social media risk management. Jeremy has...
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John Scott

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Head of Security Education, Bank of England
John is an established Information Technology trainer, with many years’ experience in Further and Higher Education and training in both the private and the public sector. He has been integral in the implementation of the Bank of England’s current security training programme, and is focused on the transition from passive compliance to active security. John...
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Jon Townsend

CIO, National Trust
Jon is a leader in technology. He moved to his role as the CIO for the National Trust in August 2017.  Previously he was the Director of Technology & Information Security. He holds an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems. He previously held a...
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Jonathan Gad

VP Business Development, Cymulate
Jonathan is an innovation leader, illustrated in more than 20 years of experience in management, business and technical positions where he nurtured technological innovations into successful businesses, particularly in the cybersecurity and IT markets. As VP Business Development at Cymulate, Jonathan has helped accelerate the sales, business development and go-to-market strategy of the company since...
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Ken Munro

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Partner, Pen Test Partners
Ken is a security entrepreneur and industry maverick that has worked in infosec for over 15 years. After studying Applied Physics he tried his hand in the hospitality industry but soon discovered a talent for hacking, persuading a till to print out mortgage amortisations. He went on to cut his teeth in the anti-virus industry...
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Kevin Fielder

CISO, Just Eat
Kevin is responsible for global security across all areas of this dynamic FTSE100 company. Kevin has transformed security by building capability from the ground up, raised the profile of security to ensure it is a key consideration for all areas of the business, created security strategy tailored to the needs of the global business, with...
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Kirill Kasavchenko

Principal Security Technologist, CTO Office, Netscout Arbor
Kirill Kasavchenko is Principal Security Technologist in the Office of the CTO in Netscout Arbor. Kirill has 15 years of experience in various post- and presales roles dealing with telecom operators and large enterprises in more than 30 countries of Europe, Middle East, Russia and CIS. His areas of interest are network design and network...
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Lisa Forte

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Partner, Red Goat Security
Lisa began her cyber career in one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units which dealt with serious cyber-crime cases, working closely with agencies such as the FBI. Victim companies ranged from small to multi-national organisations and almost all the cases involved social engineering. Lisa left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber Security...
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Louise Cockburn

Information Security Awareness and Culture Manager, Quilter
Louise is responsible for the Security Awareness & Culture program at wealth management firm Quilter, having previously worked in security awareness for Burberry and property developer Land Securities. With over ten years’ experience in IT in roles ranging from service desk to network security engineer, Louise has, for the past 5 years, been a passionate...
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Lucy Payne

Security Awareness and Engagement Lead, Aviva
Lucy is the Security Awareness Lead for Aviva Digital, and is particularly interested in phishing and the tactics employed to manipulate the recipients. Her approach to culture change is to play a long game, and always keeping sight of the “why” not the “what”.
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Marina Partlett

Corporate Enterprise Territory Account Manager, Sophos
With over 10 years worth of experience within the IT industry, Marina is one of the leading security specialists at Sophos. Marina has the rare quality of having both technical and commercial capabilities, beginning her career as a Technical Account Manager progressing to a Senior Management Sales role providing comprehensive Cyber Security solutions to Enterprise...
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Mark Johnson

Founder & CEO, The Risk Management Group
Mark originally served as an operational drug enforcement officer and military intelligence officer in the Caribbean and Central America during the 1980s. He then became the Head of Fraud Control for Cable & Wireless plc in London, before moving on to technical security roles within Ericsson and Nortel, which saw him working on complex projects...
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Mark Nicholls

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Head of Information Security & Governance, Peabody
Mark Nicholls is head of information security and governance at Peabody, one of London’s largest & oldest housing associations. He holds overall group responsibility for security management and related governance activities, ensuring that the organisation puts appropriate safeguards in place to protect information and business operations. Before he worked at Peabody, he spent 15 years in academia, holding...
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Mark Rodbert

CEO, idax Software
Mark is CEO of Idax Identity Analytics. He has over 20 years’ experience of running Technology for large organisation. He has delivered global, business critical, technology change addressing IT and Operational Risk, Big Data, analytics, and IT Security. He founded idax in 2014 as he saw the opportunity to use the emerging techniques of analytics...
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Mark Walmsley

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CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mark is a legally trained and highly motivated Chief Information Security Officer who has benefited from working in client facing, strategic and operational/project roles.  The majority of his professional career has focused on understanding and managing risk including physical, behavioural and technical challenges.  He is an analytical, forward thinking strategist focusing on information security and using...
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Martin Smith MBE

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Chairman & Founder, The Security Company
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the security and crime prevention industries, Martin Smith is a well-known, colourful (especially his jackets) and highly respected personality in the information assurance and cyber security world. He is an established and successful businessman and philanthropist, communicator, visionary, and internationally recognised author, speaker and (latterly) blogger on his passion of improving online trust....
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Matt Middleton-Leal

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General Manager EMEA, Netwrix Corporation
Matt Middleton-Leal is General Manager EMEA and Board member at Netwrix Corporation. With 19 years spent working in the security industry, Matt brings significant experience to his role at Netwrix. He has worked for many organisations, specialising in areas such as risk management, identity and access management, application, network and database security. Matt most recently...
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Matthew Kay

Group Data Protection Officer, Balfour Beatty
Matthew holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice and the BCS certificate in Data Protection. He is experienced in case handling and advising organisations on information compliance across a variety of sectors. Matthew currently heads the Data Protection function for Balfour Beatty(c.40000 employees) overseeing the 6 Data Protection Officers across the strategic business...
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Niall MacLeod

Director of Solutions Engineering – EMEIA, Anomali
Niall has been involved in cyber security since the early 2000’s, working across sales engineering, consulting and architecture. His first SIEM installation was back in 2004 and other roles have covered securing web-facing infrastructure for government, evaluating disaster recovery plans for an investment bank and PCI audits of retail organisations. Niall joined Anomali in 2016...
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Nick Nagle

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CISO, Condé Nast International
Nick is an Information Security Professional, CISSP, CISM, CISA & CeH certified, providing information security management, architecture and technical consultancy.  He is experienced in leading the design, implementation and maintaining of security projects, services and frameworks within international organisations. Nick has a proven track record for the effective deployment, management and maturing of both information...
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Paul Holland

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Information Security Lead, Hiscox
Paul is a seasoned information security and risk expert of over 15 years and a CISSP. He has worked in a number of different businesses, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Some of these include KPMG, BP, Lloyd’s Bank, Ford Motor Company, Pearson, Lloyd’s of London and NS&I. At...
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Paul Martin CISSP

Senior Systems Engineer, Code42

Paul Taylor

Partner and UK Lead for Cyber in the Boardroom, KPMG
Paul has led the delivery of some of the most demanding national security programmes in the UK, operating at the very highest levels of government. He is uniquely qualified to understand the evolving threat environment, as well as having an exceptional track record of driving and delivering change in complex organisations. As a Fellow of...
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Paul Watts

CISO, Dominos Pizza
Paul has worked in Information and Cyber Security for over thirteen years of a twenty-three year career in IT.  He has held senior Information Security Leadership roles in sectors including UK Critical National Infrastructure, Retail, Finance and Media and currently heads up the security operation for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC, who operate the Domino’s brand...
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Phil Beecher

President/CEO, Wi-Sun Alliance
Phil Beecher is the President of the Wi-SUN Alliance, an industry organisation which promotes standards-based interoperable wireless communications products for Smart Ubiquitous Networks, Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and implements a rigorous testing and certification program to achieve its aims. Since 1997, Phil has played a key role in the development of...
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Raef Meeuwisse

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Author, Cybersecurity for Beginners & Expert Speaker, ISACA
Raef Meeuwisse holds multiple ISACA certifications for information security and authored the security control framework for a Fortune 20 company. He also created AdaptiveGRC, the world’s first single data source / zero replication governance, risk management and compliance suite. He is an entertaining international speaker who splits his time between operational C-Level cybersecurity programme audits...
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Richard Agnew

VP EMEA, Code42
Richard is a veteran of the UK IT industry having served in management roles at EMC, NetApp and Veeam. For Code42, Richard is responsible for growing EMEA and emulating the success of Code42 seen in North America.
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Richard Walters

CTO, Censornet
Richard is CTO of CensorNet, an award-winning cloud-based security software firm. Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry from blue chip to start-up, with a strong technical background, and over 15 years in C-level positions focused on information security. Knowing the challenges of the industry inside out, Richard pushes CensorNet to continually...
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Rocio de la Cruz

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Principal Associate, Gowling WLG
Rocio de la Cruz is a passionate and creative European data protection lawyer who has broad experience in Data Protection, e-Commerce and Information Law applied to both private and public sector. With this she can quickly see the whole scenario, identify legal issues and put solutions in place tailored to clients’ particular needs and timescales....
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Roxanne Morison

Head of Digital Policy, CBI
Roxanne leads the CBI’s work on digital & technology policy and is responsible for lobbying and policy development across the UK & Brussels on issues from data, to cyber security and internet regulation. Roxanne is the author of numerous technology reports and works with businesses, civil servants and senior government officials to support the UK’s...
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Sebastian Avarvarei

Director Advisory Security Services, Wolters Kluwer
Sebastian has been in IT and Security for over 20 years, covering a multitude of roles ranging from Security Architect and Consultant to Auditor and Developer, giving him a unique multi-faceted view on today’s Security challenges.
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Shash Patel

Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy, Air Products
Shash is currently Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy. In this role he is responsible for overall Information Risk assessment and response activities including the evaluation, mitigation and reporting of information and privacy risks facing the Company. This includes an enterprise wide Information Risk Management (IRM) program covering Intellectual Asset Protection (IAP), Data Privacy (acting...
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Thom Langford

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CISO, Publicis Groupe
As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for  business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often...
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Tim Holmes-Mitra MBE

Co-founder, Broadhaven
Tim is a cybersecurity and blockchain specialist. He has over 12 years of leadership and technical experience in the Canadian and UK Armies, and in private industry. He is a proponent for agile and devops methodologies as well as Linux and Open Source He has built, delivered, and operated technical projects in high stress environments...
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Tim Sadler

CEO & Co-Founder, Tessian
Tim is the CEO and Co-founder of Tessian, the world’s first machine intelligent email security platform that automatically prevents security threats like spear phishing, misaddressed emails, data loss and non-compliance. Tessian protects people and data at some of the world’s largest organisations across the financial, legal and tech sectors. In the past 18 months, the...
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Titta Tajwer

CISO, News UK
Titta is currently CISO at News UK, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sun among others. Previously she headed the security division at WorldRemit, a FinTech start-up. Prior to that, she worked on high profile security and auditing assignments with major consultancy firms including Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Her...
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Tom Salmon

Customer Engineer for Google Cloud Platform, Google
At Google, Tom works with leading Financial Services organisations to meet their business and security goals through digital transformation using data, analytics and machine learning. Tom has deep domain knowledge in IT Security from running teams of software developers, building products, mentoring and advising startups and founders on their technology and growth strategy. Having worked...
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Tony Adams

Head of Investigations, Digital Forensics and Prevent Programme, National Cyber Crime Unit
Tony Adams is a senior manager within the National Crime Agency and has a policing background of over 29 years, the vast majority of this as a detective. The last 20 years has been spent investigating National and International serious organised crime. This has ranged from organised drug, people and firearms trafficking criminality, through to...
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